2017 Cosplay Contest Winners

2017 Cosplay Contest Winners

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Best Youth Trinity and Avery Mooney as Frisk and Chara from Undertale Ellie Hendrickson as Steampunk Alice from Alice in Wonderland Vaughn Miller as Junkrat from Overwatch Charles Park-Greene as Jon Snow from Game of Thrones Honorable Mentions Kelsi Dick as Bayonetta from Bayonetta 2 Melissa Bunch as Demon Hunter from Diablo 3 Michael Kolarik as Shin Godzilla from Godzilla Kevin Close as Tormund Giantsbane from Game of Thrones Clint House as Mr. Sinister from X-Men Joey Robertson as Anarchy
 
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Care and Feeding of Writers at Work Panel Reassures Authors

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Editors Claire Eddy, Steve Staffel, and Stephen Mazur joined editor/author Jaym Gates and agent/author Lucienne Diver at a Sunday panel that addressed how to care for writers during the editorial and sales phases of publishing. Regarding the relationship between editors and authors, Diver said that the ideal is one of respect and open communication.  Ideal relationship notwithstanding, she stressed that authors should keep their agents up to date on contacts with the editor. Staffel praised Diver as a rare agent
 
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2017 Hallway Costume Contest Winners

2017 Hallway Costume Contest Winners

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Best Hero: Luke Sumerlin Best Children’s Movie: Dimitry Ekzarkhov Best Child: Ellie Paige Best Villain: Travis Darsam Best Video Game: Vince Morrow Best Novel: Christine Quarte, Deanna Dixion Best Musical: Kayla Bunch, Celia Sigler Best Mash-Up: Shannon Swearingen, Will Luther Best Lord of the Rings: Rich Sabo Best Humor: Shannon Caudle, James Caudle Best Fantasy: Colin Cook Best Doctor Who: Roland Rose Best Disney Princess: Gabrielle Scandrett Best Disney: Piper Whaley Best Death: Hugh Fuller Best DC: David Collier, Kelsey
 
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Make Films Like a Girl: Women in Film, Gender Issues, and Cinematic Politics

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On Sunday afternoon, a nearly capacity audience gathered in Hyatt Spring to listen to four brilliant women filmmakers, all writers and directors, to talk about the trials and the (slow) changes toward the positive that exist for women breaking past the boys’ club in Hollywood. Unsurprisingly, the conversation started with Wonder Woman, director Patty Jenkins, and how this one film has put cracks in the glass ceiling. Ibba Armancas shared an anecdote of trying to get a short story she
 
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Doc Holliday Faces Bobo Del Rey at Dragon Con

Doc Holliday Faces Bobo Del Rey at Dragon Con

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Tim Rozon (Doc) and Michael Eklund (Bobo) from Wynonna Earp faced off at a press conference Sunday afternoon at the Marriott. Their cheerful banter started with Eklund admitting that Dragon Con 2017 is his first convention ever. “But you were at Comic-Con,” Rozon said. Eklund replied that he hadn’t been invited, so he’d had to crash it. So what does he think of Dragon Con? “Love it! I like walking around and talking to everyone and looking at the costumes
 
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Starting on Gruel and Finishing on Martinis

Starting on Gruel and Finishing on Martinis

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Karen Gillan and Alex Kingston entered a packed Marriott Atrium Ballroom Sunday afternoon to thunderous applause. Arthur Darvill was unable to make the panel due to his flight schedule, but the two women continued without him. They kicked off the panel by asking anyone with a sonic screwdriver to raise it in the air for a salute. Deciding to mix things up, before audience members were able to ask the guests questions, they first had to answer (or attempt to
 
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Down to Basics in Military Science Fiction

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At 8:30PM on Sunday, the Sci-Fi Lit track presented “Basic Military Science Fiction.”  The panel consisted of Kacey Ezell, Marc Alan Edelheit, Evan Currie, Jack Campbell, J.A. Sutherland, Doug Dandridge, and Mike Massa. The panel started with Dandridge, the moderator, asking the panel to define military science fiction and explain how their work fit into the category. Ezell cited setting as a major part, with stories set in a wartime environment and speculative elements involved, possibly including nonexistent technology or magic.
 
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